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im - 8/07/2008 09:38:00 AM

Hi there. Xtracycle has improved their Freeloader bags so they now attach to your Big Dummy or Freerad frame more easily and securely. We've added new braze ons to the Big Dummy frame to accomodate. Good idea found here, and also at the top of Spew #19, creatively entitled Big Dummy, found on the right side of our blog page. ************************************************************************************* Eric Parsons of Epic Designs (remember him?) is as great a nutjob as you could hope to meet. Plus his bags rock. When he sent me the link to his next adventure, I asked, "Is this trip a bigger version of the one you just did?" and he replied, "Yes its hugely bigger, 300 miles and about 18 days. The big one. The other trips were for learning and practice." For the record, the practice trips were not exactly strolls to the candy store. In the immortal words of Steve Swobo: Get action, honky. Updates as events warrant. ************************************************************************************* The Johnsonator sends this link from Defgrip. You think your bike sound system is dope? Get in line, Joe Cool. ************************************************************************************* Evi-dense from the United State of Phaty that bike jousting is not just for the Black Labels anymore: Did that guy take a spear to the throat? Ouch... ************************************************************************************* Oh, and How's Luby? Luby's going to be just fine. ************************************************************************************* ...And it just keeps rolling in. Hello God? It's Me Johnny sends a link that reads in part "we can paint your bike like a zebra, any colors." Awesomeosity. That is all. -----
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About Chest Rockwell

When not writing some of the words that Surly uses to convey information about their products and life position, Chest enjoys a stunning array of adventurous and rewarding endeavors. He is an internationally known entrepreneur and businessman, an award-winning architect, and has trekked the perimeter of China, unsupported, overland on bicycle, on foot, and on skis. He fluently speaks eight languages, including Icelandic, which is considered to be one of the world's most difficult languages to master. He is an avid skydiver. He designs spacecraft for NASA. He has been in no less than twenty-one feature films and is considered the world's leading authority on the healing properties of snake venom. He has built a popular reputation as a funnyman, appearing in cameo roles on various popular television shows primarily in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and is the author of sixteen books about achieving one's potential. He is a motivational speaker drawing on his experiences in combat, for which he was awarded two purple hearts, and is a personal life coach to celebrities and notable figures worldwide. In his spare time he enjoys music, bicycles, writing, and spending time with his family. In other words, he's totally perfect, so don’t worry about it.

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im - 8/19/2008 02:19:00…

In the mailbag from Cornbread: What up Andy! Got the LHT built up and took her out for a spin this past weekend. Several of my buddies and I rode from Lincoln, NE to Ponca, NE (155 miles) and camped. Then four of us rode back the next day. It…

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im - 8/05/2008 12:14:00…

A brief aside today as we take time to bid a fond adieu to Reid Gosmire III, friend, cyclist, and consumate superfreek. He will be moving soon to pursue a career in the body ink industry. MPLS will miss him. Find below his recent birth announcement. Just born, and he's…

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